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Jisoo at the Incheon Airport heading to Amsterdam on May 16, 2019.
Kim Ji-soo

(1995-01-03) January 3, 1995 (age 25)
Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active2016–present
Musical career
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Ji-su
McCune–ReischauerKim Chisu
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Kim Ji-soo (Korean김지수; born January 3, 1995), better known mononymously as Jisoo, is a South Korean singer and actress. She made her debut in August 2016 as a member of the girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment.


Early life

Kim Ji-soo was born on January 3, 1995,[2][3] in Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea[4][5] and has an older brother and sister.[6][7] Jisoo attended high school at the School of Performing Arts Seoul.[2]

2011–2016: Career beginnings and debut with Blackpink

In 2011, Jisoo joined YG Entertainment through auditions as a trainee.[8] In 2015, she made a cameo appearance in the KBS2 drama The Producers with label-mates Sandara Park of 2NE1 and Kang Seung-yoon of Winner[9] and featured in several advertisements, including those for Samsonite alongside actor Lee Min-ho, Smart Uniform, LG Electronics, and Nikon.[10][11][12][13]

Jisoo debuted as one of the four members of Blackpink on August 8, 2016, alongside Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, with the release of their single album Square One.[14] Jisoo is the oldest member of Blackpink.[14]

2017–present: Solo endeavors and acting

From 2017 to 2018, Jisoo joined Inkigayo as an MC alongside Got7's Jin-young and NCT's Doyoung.[15] She ventured into acting in 2019 with a short cameo appearance in the tvN fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles.[16] On August 18, 2020 YG Entertainment confirmed Jisoo would star in her first fixed role as a lead actress in the upcoming JTBC drama Snowdrop.[17] Notably, through Blackpink's first Korean-language studio album, The Album, Jisoo co-wrote their lead single, "Lovesick Girls".[18]

Personal life

In addition to her native Korean, she also learned to speak Japanese and Chinese.[2][14]

Impact and influence

In Gallup Korea's annual music poll for 2018, Jisoo was ranked the tenth most trending idol in South Korea, receiving 4.8% of the votes.[19][20] In April 2019, she was ranked the tenth most followed K-pop idol on Instagram, with 12.8 million followers.[21] In 2019, Jisoo was also ranked as the sixth most popular female K-pop idol in a survey of soldiers doing mandatory military service in South Korea.[22] In 2019 she was chosen as a part of the BoF 500, a "definitive professional index" of people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry.[2]

Jisoo with actor Lee Min-ho for Samsonite in 2015

Jisoo was included in the ranking for the top ten celebrities and influencers leading the world of cosmetics for the first five months of 2020. Women's Wear Daily, a fashion industry trade journal, revealed that Jisoo led the ranking in average engagement per post, followed by Rihanna and Kylie Jenner.[23] She placed 7th in the overall ranking, with the fewest posts – just 12 in total. She was the only Asian to be included in the list.[24]

In June 2020, Jisoo's look in the teasers for Blackpink's pre-release single, "How You Like That", went viral within social media. Celebrities and influencers from South Korea, China, Thailand, and Vietnam, recreated her "two-bow hairstyle" and makeup, which she created herself.[25] Jisoo's "dot style", a makeup idea created on her own, also trended on social media platforms including Instagram, followed with the hashtag #JisooMakeup to inspire the challenge among overseas fans.[26][27]

In July 2020, W&V cited Jisoo as one of many influencers alongside athlete Cristiano Ronaldo who the German sports goods brand, Adidas, uses for promotion.[28]

In September 2020, founder and designer of Self-Portrait, Han Chong, named Jisoo as one of Asia's It-Girls celebrity alongside band-mate Lisa.[29] Jisoo also ranked first on the girl group's personal brand reputation, created by Korea Enterprise Research Institute to measure data analysis of brands followed with consumers online habit in significant impact on brand consumption and interest. [30] Director of Korean Language Research Institute, Seong-sun Lim, mentioned the huge Korean Wave in the Global community has rapidly destroying the conventional Western cultural dominance. He also named Jisoo alongside Jungkook as World's Beauty standard, took over the status of Olivia Hussey and James Dean.[31]

In 2020, Dior's increase in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea was also attributed to its marketing campaign which utilised many Korean pop singers including Jisoo.[32] Jisoo featured in the successful launch of Dior's new Bobby bag, a campaign which featured other prominent influencers such as Chiara Ferragni and Kat Graham.[33] Actress Liza Soberano also cited to get inspired a fashion look with Dior's Oblique scarf after Jisoo's featured in the Dior's Fall/Winter 2020 campaign.[34]

Other ventures

Jisoo at the Dior Pop-Up Store Opening Event in 2019


In September 2018, Jisoo and band-mate Rosé became endorsement models for South Korean cosmetics brand Kiss Me.[35]


In December 2019, Jisoo became a local ambassador for Dior's cosmetics brand "Dior Beauty".[36] The next summer, Jisoo was recruited to be Dior's muse[37] and modelled for Dior's Fall/Winter 2020 collection;[38] In September 2020, Jisoo covered the 155th Edition 2020 of Dazed Korea, where she discussed her work with Dior.[39][40] She was also appointed as the first protagonist for Cartier Digital Project in the return of "Pasha de Cartier" for Korean MZ generations.[41]


Songwriting credits

Year Artist Song Album Lyrics Music Ref
2020 Blackpink "Lovesick Girls" The Album Yes No [18]


Television series

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2015 The Producers Herself KBS2 Cameo [42]
2017 Part-Time Idols SBS
2019 Arthdal Chronicles Sae Na-rae tvN [43]
2021 Snowdrop Eun Young-cho JTBC Lead role [44]

Variety shows

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2017–2018 Inkigayo MC SBS Host [45]

Music videos

Year Title Artist Ref.
2014 "Spoiler + Happen Ending" Epik High [46]
"I'm Different" Hi Suhyun ft. Bobby [46]

Awards and nominations


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  28. ^ "Nike ist die weltweit sichtbarste Twitter-Marke". W&V. July 16, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  29. ^ "Blackpink's Jisoo and Lisa, Meghan Markle, Priyanka Chopra and Beyoncé all love Self-Portrait – 6 things to know about the Malaysian designer Han Chong". South China Morning Post. September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  30. ^ "[브랜드평판] 걸그룹 개인 브랜드 2020년 9월 빅데이터 분석결과... 1위 블랙핑크 지수, 2위 오마이걸 유아, 3위 블랙핑크 제니". Future Korea (in Korean). September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
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